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High in the rafters at the Prudential Center in Newark hangs the retired 27 jersey of Scott Niedermayer, among the most slick-skating defensemen in the history of the National Hockey League.
As if it was in homage to several end-to-end rushes that punctuated the soon-to-be Hall of Famer's career, Drew Doughty won a puck battle deep in his own end, outskated several indifferent New Jersey Devils before gaining entry to the zone and unleashed a crisp wristshot that banked off the inside of the far post and past Martin Brodeur to put the Los Angeles Kings up 1-0 in the first period Saturday night. The Kings eventually prevailed 2-1 on Jeff Carter's creative overtime wristshot.
"I actually remember Niedermayer, when he played in New Jersey, having a couple of end-to-enders," Doughty recalled. "He was an unbelievable player here and everywhere he played, and I always wanted to emulate him, and he scored some highlight-reel goals I'll always remember."
BEST OF MAXIM
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is one of the best at his position in the NHL. The 22-year-old Canadian was up to his old tricks Saturday night as he was probably the best player on the ice for either team in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Doughty also scored a scintillating goal on a coast-to-coast rush that put the Kings up 1-0 over the New Jersey Devils in the first...
Drew Doughty may have the flashiest goal of the series, after he blasted a shot past Marty Brodeur in the first period of game 2.
The Kings defenseman went end to end, weaving through the New Jersey defense, and then firing a shot from the right hand faceoff circle. The goal was Doughty’s third of the playoffs and by far his highlight goal of the year.
Another game, another overtime hero for the Los Angeles Kings.Tonight it was Jeff Carter, who scored 13:42 into overtime to give the Kings a 2-1 win in tonight's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. With Carter's game-winning tally, not only have the Kings taken a 2-0 series lead over the Devils but they have extended their astonishing playoff road record to 10-0.
Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final might be determined, in part, by which team can manage its sleep better. Neither team is going to get very much in the next couple of days.
The Kings can, at least, sleep a bit easier after they beat New Jersey 2-1 in overtime of Game 2 on Saturday night at Prudential Center to take a 2-0 series lead, but things won't be easy going forward.
from Tim Wharnsby of CBC, For the fourth straight series, the Kings have marched into the opposition’s building and flew home with a 2-0 series lead. This time, though, they accomplished the feat against a Devils team that led all other clubs in the playoffs with a 6-2 home record. Sorry, make that 6-4 now with Game 3 set for the Staples Center on Monday.
“Tonight was heavy...
NEWARK, N.J. Stick a pitchfork in 'em.
Already trailing the visiting Los Angeles Kings 1-0 in the Stanley Cup Final, the New Jersey Devils knew they could nary afford to fall into an 0-2 series hole, and on multiple occasions late in Game 2 Saturday night at the Prudential Center, the home team came within inches of breathing life back into its increasingly moribund postseason...
While Jonathan Quick stars in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Los Angeles Kings, Jonathan Bernier cools his heels as his seldom-seen back-up.Once upon a time Bernier was slated to become LA’s goaltender of the future. But Quick had other ideas. When he matured into one of the NHL’s elite netminders this season, Bernier was limited to 16 appearances.Once the postseason ends,...
Jeff Carter scored at 13:42 in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.
Jonathan Quick made 32 saves and Drew Doughty scored on a magnificent end-to-end rush as the Kings won their 10th straight road game this postseason, and their 12th in a...
Jeff Carter with the OT goal and now the Devils must make the long trip to LA down 2-0 and be prepared to play their best game on Monday.
Kings meanwhile are traveling home tonight and will looking to make this a very short series.
The Devils seemed to play a little better than game 1 but still come out on the short-end of the stick with a 2-1 loss.
Through two games of the Stanley Cup Final, here are the top contenders for the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is given annually to the NHL’s postseason MVP.1. Jonathan Quick, KingsIf the Kings win the Stanley Cup (it’s becoming more of a formality than a question mark), you can look back to last night’s Game 2 when Quick won himself the Conn Smythe. Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar...
Darryl Sutter rushed the Los Angeles Kings out of their locker room in Newark on Saturday night as if they were fleeing the scene of a crime.
The Kings coach was just in a hurry to get home, and that's what his club did: On the plane by midnight, wheels up by 1 a.m. Eastern time, and in their beds back on the West Coast shortly after 4 a.m. Pacific.
''Hey, every minute...
Photo by Frank Franklin III/AP
NEWARK, N.J. – For a member of the Los Angeles Kings, a whirlwind season may have reached its pinnacle.
Kings center Jeff Carter scored his first career game-winning overtime goal as Los Angeles took a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night. And for Carter, whose last eleven months have been full of turmoil,...